Chateau de Bramevaque

Bramevaque, France

Chateau de Bramevaque was built in the 12th and 13th centuries. The keep is well-preserved, but the enclosure and the chapel are in ruins.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in France
Historical period: Birth of Capetian dynasty (France)

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4.4/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Julien Vinel (7 months ago)
A beautiful well restored tower which offers a beautiful view over the valley
Dominique Labrousse (9 months ago)
Beautiful ruin, a site to visit for free! Thanks to the town.
Adrien Bernie (9 months ago)
Superb.
Stephanestephanestephane Binet (10 months ago)
Wonderful place. The path to access the ruined castle is very steep but invariably plunges me into the past, it's so magical ... But you have to climb to the top of the tower to receive the real reward ... the magnificent view of the comminges .... good luck
Benjamin DE BIASIO (10 months ago)
Very pleasant experience under the sun. Do not hesitate to push the metal gate of the dungeon to climb to the top of the tower. Very nice walk with young children.
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